Sony quash rumours of an Xperia Play 2
Quite some time ago the Sony Xperia Play came out to play, and of course was the first smartphone to sports a dedicated slide-out gamepad, so users to play Sony PlayStation games with ease, although back then of course the handset was known as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
There have been some rumours hitting the net waves that Sony could possibly deliver a next generation Xperia Play in the form of the Sony Xperia Play 2, although these were only rumours. However it appears that there is not a Sony Xperia Play 2 on the cards.
According to the guys over at Phone Arena by way of The Inquirer, during the Open Mobile Summit in London, Sony said losing Ericsson was a wise move that enabled them to bounce back into the mobile space, with the chief marketing officer for Sony Mobile, Steve Walker saying that with Ericsson they were affiliated with the rest of the Sony group, but now they are fully integrated.
Walker also made a slap at such devices as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S by saying that you don’t need to release something exclusive to grab customer attention, you just have to offer a connected experience. Walker also noted that one of the main priorities of Sony is to ‘beef up’ PlayStation integration on mobile devices, essentially dismissing the rumours that Sony might be looking at launching a next generation Xperia Play, or Xperia Play 2.
Furthermore it appears that Walker also praised the Motorola Droid RAZR remarking that when the Droid RAZR came along they where shocked , the device was a true innovation, and Sony will continue to focus on this with their future devices as well.
Thus it would appear that if you love playing PlayStation games on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and were hoping an Xperia Play 2 would eventually come out to play, it looks like those hopes have been squashed, for now anyway, as the old saying goes…never say never.